Michael Adams Poetry Past Winners

2015 Winners
Youth Poetry

Spanish Language 1st - 3rd Grade Honorable Mention
1st Place
Devon Villateal
Hollan Hardie
Spanish Language 5th Grade & up Honorable Mention
1st Place
Octavio Aguilar
Emely Briones
1st - 3rd Grade 1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Gretchen Korsland
Cali Hernandez
Jack Karsted
4th - 7th Grades 1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place (tie)
3rd Place (tie)
Anna Furey
Christopher Gallagher
Breck Hathcoate
Avery Snyder
8th - 12th Grades 1st Place Sabrina Stern

Adult Poetry

"Michael Adams Poetry Prize” 1st Place
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Larry Laverdure
Claudia Frick
Nashon Cook
“Social Justice” 1st Place
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Strider Benston
Vicki Mandell-King
Constance Boyle
“The Natural World” 1st Place
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Megan Freeman
M.D. Friedman
Rosemerry Wahtoal Trommer
Named in honor of the poet Michael Adams, the Michael Adams Poetry Prize aims to cultivate and inspire poetry while celebrating Lafayette’s commitment to community arts

A note about Michael Adams:

Michael Adams was a founding board member of ARTS!Lafayette and longtime member and chair of Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission as well as a talented poet. Mike was a talented poet as well as a dedicated leader in the arts in Lafayette. He had a passion for poetry, the arts and community. He was an intelligent, thoughtful and guiding force for many. He had a huge heart and was a stellar volunteer. He lost his life to cancer in September 2013; this contest is named in his honor. 
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